CV

Curriculum Vitae

Australian artist born & raised in Taree, now located in Lake Macquarie

Occupation
2009-present Visual Artist, Kasarn Designs

2012-present Committee Member, Hunter Arts Network – I manage the social media, website & publicity for HAN & Art Bazaars & co-ordinate professional development nights.

Solo Exhibitions
January – February 2016 Gallery & Grind, Belmont
October 2015 Suspension Espresso, Islington 
October 2014 Finite Gallery, Caves Beach
October 2013 Chocolate Hills – Tartuca Espresso Bar Bistro, Denman NSW
August 2013 Goodness Me Organics, Adamstown, NSW (organic café & grocer)

Consignments
Julyl 2016 Nirvana Imports, Cardiff

Group Exhibitions
April-May 2016 Ocean Blue Gallery’s End Of Year Clearance/Mothers Day Exhibition
October 2014 Hunter Arts Network’s Coastal Journeys Exhibition, Nobbys Lighthouse, Newcastle
February – March 2014 Opening exhibition, CStudios Art Gallery, Newcastle West

Achievements & Community Involvement
2013 Commissioned to paint an artwork of Newcastle, “Newcastle – vivid”, for the cover of Newcastle University Choir’s first CD

From 8 March 2013 Participated in Free Art Friday – Newcastle & generated great publicity

In 2012 Margo’s T-Shirt Design, The Line Up, made the final 20 in Redbubble’s SXSW T-shirt Competition for New York band The Big Sleep.

October 2011 Mattara Festival’s Inaugural Outdoor Art Exhibition – a 5×8 metre printed banner of  “Look up in the Sky Tonight” was  draped over Newcastle Panthers for several months. 10 buildings & 10 artists were selected for the art trail

Nov 2011 Featured as the Star Artist on the Australian Women’s Art Register site

2006 “Human Butterfly” selected for Lily Oncology Art Exhibition. A travelling exhibition from New York City to the Royal College of Art, London, England.

2005 Certificate of Participation, Artstart

2002 Certificate of Appreciation for participating in The Peoplescape project

1996 Designed and created two street banners for Victoria Street, Taree with local theme

Education
2003 Mosaic Course
2000 Picture Framing Course
1997 High Achievement Award for Year 12 Visual Arts
1997 Placed in top 20% of NSW for Visual Arts in the HSC

Awards & Prizes
2013 Young Business Executive, Hunter Business Awards
2012 Top 20 in Redbubble’s T-shirt Design for The Big Sleep SXSW
2002 Jeans for Genes Day Art Competition, $30
2002 Wingham Show, Highly Commended, “Seashells 1”
2001 Taree Show Art Exhibition, Commended, “Fireworks by the Sea”
1997 Youth Week Poster for the Manning Valley, $100
1996-1997 Nabiac Show Art Exhibition, nine prizes
1993 Taree Students Art Exhibition, Highly Commended, “Kingfisher”
1992 Walkom-Manning Art Prize “Children of the Manning” Youth Award, “Wingham Brush”, $100
1985-1996The Sun-Herald $2500 in cash and prizes for submitting drawings

Bibliography
2005 “Sleep or Dream” was selected for the 2005 Lip Magazine calendar, Canberra
2003 Full A4 Page spread of “Emerging Human Butterfly” in Lip Magazine, Canberra
2002 One of the 100 out of 5000 chosen to have an extract and illustration of my life-size painted figure in The Peoplescape book, Canberra

Testimonials
“The cover of the Choir’s new CD is sensationally good. All th best. Ghilly Sullivan”
Artistic Director of Newcastle Festival Opera

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